Mangalore: Manel Srinivas Nayak Memorial (MSNM) Besant Institute of PG Studies hosted ‘Agneya 2K19, an Inter-College Cultural Fest at their campus at Besant Vidya Kendra, Bondel. Chief Guest Mrs. Lekshmi M. Kumaran, inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. Mr. Manel Annappa Nayak, Vice President, Women’s National Education Society presided over the function, in the presence of Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri, Director of the institute.
Addressing the students Mrs. Lekshmi M. Kumaran stressed on how students should pursue on their calling with passion in life. She enlightened the students on real life lessons to be learnt from the cultural activities which would help them later in their professional career. “Cultural events enhance the overall personality of the people. The 3C’s of Consistency, Character and Commitment should be ideals on which the students should build their lives,” she said.
Mr. Manel Annappa Nayak said that education has become tough and competitive in the current scenario. Hence students should gear up for future employment opportunities by participating in activities beyond academics, he said.
Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri welcomed the gathering and gave a short introduction about the guests present at the event. The faculty coordinator, Ms Chandrika Rao provided an insight into the cultural fest and various events that are going to be held as part of the fest. Ms Aishwarya Prabhu gave the Vote of Thanks and Ms Anjana T.V took over as the MC for the event.
The daylong event had competitions in four categories: Aakriti (Rangoli), Shringar (Mehendi), Rangitharanga (Face Painting) and Utsav (Dance). A total of ten colleges participated in the event. SDM College, Ujire emerged as the overall champions of Agneya 2K19, and Government First Grade College, Balmatta were declared the runners up.
The winners of the different contests were: Face Painting – First prize: Sagar B. Salian and T. Akshay (Srinivas University); Second Prize: Sahana and Saurav (Canara College)
Rangoli – First prize: Suraksha M. (Govt First Grade Women’s College, Balmata); Second Prize: Tejaswini (Dr. G Shankar Govt Women’s First Grade College, Udupi)
Mehendi – First Prize: Shakira and Shifa (Yenepoya Institute of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management) and Second Prize: Sonali R. Das and Poorvika (SDM College, Ujire).